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What will I learn?

The Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences offers programs in graduate studies leading to a master’s in Microbiology.

Non-thesis option (MPS) is designed for professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge or skills.

The curriculum plan is variable and will take into account each student’s goals for graduate study and the content of his or her previous preparation.

The master’s program generally requires two to three years for completion, while the time for completion for a doctorate is typically four to six years.

Students may choose from biomedical research areas such as innate immunity, signal transduction, toll-like receptors, immunotoxicology, virology, bacteriology, host-pathogen interactions, and infectious disease.

Which department am I in?

College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,214.00 per year
The above graduate costs are based on 9 credit hours per semester, for 18 credit hours per academic year; Tuition fee is for 2021-2022 academic year and may subject to change in coming years
Start date

29 August 2022, 17 January 2023


College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

5782 Winslow Hall, Room 100,



04469, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Acceptance to the University of Maine graduate programs in wildlife ecology is highly competitive. Most successful applicants have an excellent academic record (3.4-4.0 gpa)

For international students

Prerequisites for admission include a bachelor’s degree in microbiology or other biological science with undergraduate work in organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, and physics.

The Graduate School requires a minimum score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or equivalent.

IELTS: Minimum 6.5

PTE Academic Minimum Score: 60

DuoLingo: Minimum 105

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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